Monday, November 9, 2009

BNE Pick 'Em Week 10

It was a great weekend for college football, and even better because I finally got back to making good picks! But seriously, has this not been a great season of Pick 'Em for college football? Each weekend so far has provided numerous opportunities to follow along as you watch your games and root for your picks. I hope that you have had as much fun so far this season, and I'm sure you can't wait for bowl season to begin.

While Oregon proved to be the biggest let down overall from college football, it was Ohio State proving to be the biggest upset to most everyone in the Pick 'Em. 83% of you took the bait and forgot how good a team Ohio State is, at least in Big Ten play, as they put a beat down on Penn State 24-7. In addition, 69% of you forgot that Oklahoma doesn't have Sam Bradford, as Nebraska held on to beat the Sooners 10-3. Don't forget folks, its not just about the W, its also about the point spread. Case in point, Florida: their defense is good, but their offense is even more shaky than Alabama. The Gators managed a tough win against Vandy 27-3 but failed to cover the 33 point spread.

With the exceptions noted above, everyone else seemed to have the swing of things as everyone made the easy choice in SEC homecoming games. LSU had a tough loss to Bama after losing two starters, while SUC was picked apart, wing by wing, by the Razorbacks, but everyone made the right choice in these two games.

Air Force cruised to a win over Army in a very touching game especially in light of the events at Ft. Hood. I know some of you questioned why I picked two academy games this season, but if you don't realize how much our service men and women mean to this country, then you better take some time and think about all that is around you. Everything we have today has come to us because of the sacrifice by our men and women in uniform. The next time you see a soldier, airmen, seamen or Marine, just stop and say thank you. Believe me, we owe them at least that much.

So, with this quick week covered, let's see where we stand...

Standings overall from through week 10:
1. Dutch and shelt320 (Congratulations on beating out Gen.Stoopangle for #1)
3. DawgDai
4. Gen.Stoopangle (so you are mortal afterall)
5. allyugadawg
6. bulldog91
7. dawgsman81 and DonaldEason
9. BFR
10. ecdawg

From the BNE Staff:
1. BFR
2. earl
3. bubba
4. aumaverick
5. Streit
6. bulldawgjosh

The Bottom Feeder of the Week is brought to you by
mmike032 has been our consistent BFW for the Pick 'Em this year, going six straight weeks at the bottom of the pool. Remember mmike032, consistency is only a virtue if you're not a screw up, and its only a short trip from riding the waves of change to being torn apart by the jaws of defeat.

 Next week's matchups will feature...who cares, its the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry between Auburn and UGA. Auburn leads the DSOR 53-51-8. This year's rivalry will be played in Athens, with both teams coming off large victories over FCS opponents and trying to earn wins for a better bowl berth...actually, UGA is still hoping for a win to get a bowl game. I wonder if Georgia will come out with silver helmets, black jerseys and red britches to spark the team to a win over Auburn...maybe not. Good luck!

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